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Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 11 October 1940 (USA)
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.



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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Quintana
Carmen Miranda
Binnie Crawford
Don Diego Quintana
Helen Carson (as Katharine Aldridge)
Tito Acuna
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Robert Conway ...
Jimmy Blake
Bobby Stone ...
Dr. Arturo Padilla
Fayard Nicholas ...
One of the Nicholas Brothers
Harold Nicholas ...
One of the Nicholas Brothers


An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

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Release Date:

11 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Argentijnse nachten  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Starting with this film, Betty Grable would blossom as the box-office queen of Technicolor musicals. Between 1940 and 1955, Miss Grable was showcased in 22 tailor-made color vehicles at Twentieth Century-Fox, plus one at Columbia, Three for the Show (1955). Note: Betty's last movie, How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), was shot in Color by DeLuxe. See more »


Although Edward Fielding is listed in the credits as having portrayed Glenda Crawford's father, Willis Crawford, he is nowhere to be seen throughout the entire movie. See more »


Glenda Crawford, aka Glenda Cunningham: Excuse me, I've got to go see a man about a horse.
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Mamãe Yo Quero
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jararaca and Vicente Paiva
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Performed by Carmen Miranda with Bando da Lua
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Paper thin plot but fun
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite it's paper thin plot or saran wrap plot, DOWN ARGENTINE WAY is kind of fun, especially seeing it in this day and age. The DVD is outstanding with the colors very bright and chic, the way Foxs' musicals have always been. This put Betty Grable on the map and she is a fine replacement for Alice Faye. Maybe better, since Betty was a much better dancer as a couple of numbers have been added to the plot because of her. Carmen Miranda doesn't really have a role. She is just featured in a couple of night club scenes. Looks like her scenes were added on and has no bearing on the plot. Don Ameche is fine with his very good accent. The real standouts are Charlotte Greenwood and especially the Nocholas brothers. They must be seen to be believed. Like Miranda, they have no bearing in the story, just a showcase for their amazing dancing. For these reasons alone, see this one. Now Fox needs to release THAT NIGHT IN RIO and THE GANGS ALL HERE on DVD, as well as some other Betty Grables.

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